The competition is played over four separate weeks. The final result is obtained by calculating the average of the three best results. To this is added the handicap which has been set at the start of the tournament and which has been obtained from all results during the preceding twelve months.
A minimum of three rounds must therefore be played. It should be noted that in order to qualify for a placing you must have played with the same partner in each round.
Broxbourne participates annually with a qualifying round for the Cadet Pairs which is a Hertfordshire County event, the final of which is usually played early in the new year.The qualification for Cadet status is that each member of the pair must have earned (whether registered or not) no more than 5,000 master points (local or green point equivalent) by 1st October prior to the date of the final. 50% of the eligible pairs qualify for the single session final where players do not necessarily have to be members of the HBA.
The Cadet Pairs Cup is independently awarded by the club to the highest placed pair of Cadet status in the qualifying round.